Jogyesa (Jogye Temple) is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. The building dates back to the late 14th century and became the order's chief temple in 1936. It thus plays a leading role in the current state of Seon Buddhism in South Korea. The temple was first established in 1395, at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty; the modern temple was founded in 1910 and initially called "Gakhwangsa". The name was changed to "Taegosa" during the period of Japanese rule, and then to the present name in 1954.
Jogyesa is located in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, in downtown Seoul. Natural monument No. 9, an ancient white pine tree, is located within the temple grounds. Jogyesa Temple is located in one of the most popular cultural streets in Seoul, Insa-dong, near the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
최기훈 | May 22, 2018
This temple has a worth as its own and also good place to travel with Insa-dong, Cheonggye creek and Myeong-dong.
Mohammad mosa | May 21, 2018
Beautiful temple in the center of Seoul, I liked the peaceful environment, the colors, I believe it is a must visit site when you go to Korea to learn about their culture. And of course it is free of charges.
Asha | May 13, 2018
Beauriful temple in center of city. Calm people to do prayer. Colorful lanterns.
detta charylia | Apr 19, 2018
Best Temple. Located in the city near Insadong. Flower festival on early November.
Prasittichai Kerdlapphon | Mar 4, 2018
Very great temple located in the city and next to Insadong market. Even though it's not a big temple, but it's decoratedwith flowers beautifully especially in the period I visited (early November 2017).
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